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Andreas Seiftenberg, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax. Andreas died after arriving in Russia, and his widow Elisabeth remarried to Heinrich Wolter.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 17 August 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 50 along with son Daniel Seiftenberg.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that the Seiftenberg family came from the German region of Zerbst.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 343.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1306.


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